Dafabet Scottish Open 2017

Player Details

David Gilbert

David Gilbert (ENG)

Date Of Birth 12/06/1981 (36)
Place Of Birth UNKNOWN, England
Lives Tamworth, Staffordshire
Turned Pro 2001

Tournament Results

Round Opponent Score AST
Round 1 Fang Xiongman 3-4 26.51 secs

Season Records

Played Won Lost HB
59 34 25 132

Season Ranking

26

Season AST

25.85

D.O.B. 12 Jun 1981

 

Lives Tamworth, Staffordshire

 

Turned Pro 2001

 

Highest Tournament Break 141

  • Gilbert reached his first ever ranking event final at the 2015 International Championship in Daqing. He won six matches, including a 6-5 quarter-final win over Marco Fu, to earn a place in the final against John Higgins. However, Scotland’s Higgins was too strong, running out a 10-5 winner.
  • Victories over the likes of Peter Ebdon and Barry Hawkins also saw Gilbert reach semi-finals of the 2015 Ruhr Open, where he suffered a 4-3 defeat to Tian Pengfei.
  • He ended his season strongly reaching the Crucible stages of the 2016 World Championship. He put in a strong performance against Ronnie O’Sullivan, before eventually losing 10-7.
  • Gilbert made the first official 147 break of his career during the 2015 Championship League.
  • In 2013, he reached the semi-finals of a professional tournament for the first at the Rotterdam Open. Beating the likes of Ryan Day and Stephen Maguire to reach the last four before being edged out 4-3 by Mark Selby.
  • Gilbert teetered on the brink of snooker oblivion at the end of the 2010/11 season. He dropped off the main tour and was forced to qualify through Q-School. The Staffordshire pro beat Allan Taylor in the final round of event three to regain his tour card.
  • He used to work for his dad’s farming company, doing jobs such as planting trees and picking potatoes.

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